Dr. William Thorell, MD

Dr. William Thorell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. William Thorell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

4242 Farnam St Ste 650

Omaha, NE 68131

Contact Information

(402) 559-8600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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Broken Neck
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Thorell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Thorell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thorell "Dr. William Thorell is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery Program at Nebraska Medicine. He is board certified in neurological surgery by The American Board of Neurological Surgery. His expertise combines two disciplines, namely neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology."

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Thorell does not have any board certifications listed.

64  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection


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50  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Embolization of Tumor
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Wada Test


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Nebraska.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Thorell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Thorell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thorell to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thorell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Explained things very throughly for my family. We had lots of questions and he took the time to answer them openly about AVM and venous anomoly in the brain. Felt very taken care of and could tell I was in great care.
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Horribly bedside manner!!! Cried in the parking garage after my appt with him!!!!
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Dr. Thorell, for being a neurosurgeon is probably the most down to earth physician I've had. I'm an RN at the hospital he works at & have been a patient of his for several years now, being seen for chiari malformation and spinal stenosis. I have yet to have surgery, but am completely confident that...more
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I absolutely loved Dr Thorell. He is a very intelligent physician but talks to you on a patient's level. He performed my pituitary surgery and gave me my life back! I will forever be indebted to him.
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He is very friendly and speaks on the patient's level. He puts you at ease immediately
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